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  • USCIS Confirms Form I-693 Medical Examination Edition Date is Determined by Civil Surgeon’s Signature Date

    As of Friday October 1, 2021, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a new edition of Form I-693, the Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record.  This new version of Form I-693 requires all green card applicants to receive a full series vaccine for COVID-19. The new form is dated 9/13/2021 and as of October 1, 2021, USCIS will only accept the 9/13/2021 […]

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  • How To Get A Green Card

    Having a Green Card, officially known as a Permanent Resident Card, allows you to live and work permanently in the United States. Berardi Immigration Law’s Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom explains the two most common ways to get a green card in the video below. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We […]

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  • Green Card vs. Citizenship: Should You Keep Your Green Card or Become a U.S. Citizen?

    Here’s a question we get often. There are many advantages of becoming a U.S. Citizen. If you’re a Lawful Permanent Resident and are thinking about applying for U.S. Citizenship, contact Berardi Immigration Law today.

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  • In celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, USCIS welcomes 21,000 new citizens in the U.S.

    On September 17, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will be celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day by welcoming 21,000 new citizens in 335 naturalization ceremonies across the country between September 17 and September 23.  Each year, USCIS celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day by holding special naturalization ceremonies across the […]

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  • Biden administration appeals Texas court ruling finding DACA unlawful

    On September 10, 2021, the Biden Administration appealed a Texas court ruling by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen that found the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unlawful. While the Texas ruling does not automatically cancel current permits for Dreamers, it does block the government from approving all new DACA applications.  The DACA program […]

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  • Where is Congress on DACA?

    Will Congress finally act on DACA? Here’s our weekly video from Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi.

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  • DHS will continue Temporary Protected Status Designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan

    On September 9, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced there will be an automatic extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and the validity of TPS-related documentation for beneficiaries under the designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan. Notably, the automatic extension of TPS-related documentation includes Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), which […]

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  • USCIS Temporarily Extending Validity Period of Form I-693

    On August 12, 2021, USCIS announced that it is temporarily extending the validity period of Form I-693, Report of Medical Examinations and Vaccination Record, to four years. The form was previously valid for only two years.  Under the newly released guidance, USCIS may consider a completed Form I-693 valid if:  The civil surgeon’s signature is dated no […]

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  • Supreme Court Issues Opinion Regarding Temporary Protected Status

    On June 7, 2021, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling and stated that certain individuals who have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may not qualify for Lawful Permanent Residence (LPR). In Sanchez v. Mayorkas, the Court concluded that individuals who entered the US illegally and subsequently gained legal status through the TPS program are not […]

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  • The Name Change Process for Naturalized Citizens

    The United States offers several different processes for people to legally change their name. There are different procedures that must be followed based on your citizenship or immigration status. In addition, many states have different rules governing name changes. For example, some US states do not even require native US citizens to file with the government […]

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